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Dwayne Johnson miming and dancing to Taylor Swift? Yep this actually happened.
The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former WWE champ teamed up with rapper Common to take on Jimmy Fallon and John Legend on Thursday evening, demonstrating his miming skills to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’.
The Rock is now a champion of the 'Lip Sync Battle'
Johnson performed Swfity’s modern pop classic, as well as donning the infamous John Travolta white suit for a rendition of the Bee Gee’s ‘Stayin’ Alive’. The 42 year old’s partner Common also performed Lionel Richie’s 'All Night Long' and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5, helping to secure victory for the pair.
Be prepared to feel amused and totally creeped out all at the same time.
On Thursday night’s edition of ‘The Tonight Show’, host Jimmy Fallon unveiled what has got to be the creepiest of all the creepy duets. In the pre taped skit, Jimmy and five (yes five!) identical Jimmy Fallon waxworks give a hilarious, if yet totally disturbing rendition of the Beach Boy’s 1965 classic ‘Barbara Ann’.
That's a lot of Jimmy Fallons
The skit begins with Jimmy answering a call from his mom as The Beach Boy’s classic plays as his ringtone. "Hey Mom!" the host says. "They just dropped off my wax figures from Madame Tussauds. It's amazing. The details, everything, it looks just like me.”
Continue reading: Watch Jimmy Fallon Sing 'Barbara Ann' With Five Waxwork Jimmy Fallons
The comedian refused to break character during his late night talk show appearance.
You'd be forgiven for being a little confused by Will Ferrell’s appearance on last night’s edition of ‘The Tonight Show’, after all host Jimmy Fallon also seemed pretty perplexed by the comedian’s choice of costume. Ferrell appeared on Fallon's sofa dressed as Little Debbie's snack cakes mascot, Little Debbie and refused to break character during his interview, which was meant to be promoting new movie Get Hard.
Will Ferrell looked slightly different on last night's edition of 'The Tonight Show'
Wearing a blue check dress, a white apron, black patent shoes, white ruffle socks and with a curly brown wig under his straw hat, Ferrell gave no real explanation for his choice of attire, as host Fallon looked on baffled.
‘The Voice’ judge channelled her fellow ex-Mouseketeer when she stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ sofa on Monday.
Christina Aguilera might be about to make her return as a judge on NBC singing competition ‘The Voice’, but the pop diva proved she has more than a few ‘voices’ in her repertoire, when she appeared on Monday's edition of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. The host challenged Xtina to a game of ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions’ while on his sofa, but Fallon probably wasn’t expecting his guest to be such an expert mimic.
Christina Aguilera could have fooled us with her Britney impression.
Aguilera was first challenged to sing the "Folgers Coffee" jingle in the style of her Burlesque co-star Cher, which she managed perfectly. Then Fallon’s turn came, where he delivered a pretty impressive impression of David Bowie, if he were to sing ‘You're a Grand Old Flag’.
The pair pulled their best dance moves on 'NYC Fan Dance Cam' sketch.
Taylor Swift 'reminisces' with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' about their Jumbotron dancing moments in a hilarious sketch as part of his one year anniversary in hosting the show. Prepare to be amazed; there's some serious choreography going on right there.
Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon dance on 'The Tonight Show' (Credit: Theo Wargo; Getty Images Entertainment)
The 'Shake It Off' sensation is genuinely becoming everyone's favourite party guest these days. Following her rocking rendition of her aforementioned hit single with Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon during 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary celebrations, she joins the latter on 'The Tonight Show' in a spot of exuberant dancing.
Zack, Slater, Jessie, Kelly and Principal Richard Belding return as Jimmy Fallon reminisces.
Could Jimmy Fallon possibly get any cooler? Following the comedy highlights from his 'The Tonight Show' special for the Super Bowl XLIX, the comedian has reunited cast members from beloved 90s show 'Saved By The Bell' in his latest skit.
Jimmy Fallon goes back to high school
Fallon gets a decent amount of appreciation for his crazy outfit combination and startlingly long hair as he reminisces about his high school days, and goes into a scene set-up of Bayside High. However, a particularly prolonged applause went to Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) as he made an appearance complete with wavy blonde hair and looking almost indistinguishable from his younger self some 25 years ago, proceeding to reel off the lyrics from the famous theme tune.
Imagine your pre game pics being invaded by Star-Lord AND Captain America.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans may have been rivals in the weeks leading up to the Superbowl, but the two Marvel stars have proved their best when working together, after taking part in ‘The Tonight Show’s’ ‘Celebrity Photobomb’ segment.
Chris Pratt has been helping Jimmy Fallon and Chris Evans with some epic photobombs
Seahawks fan Pratt and Patriots supporter Evans had been building up a friendly rivalry over social media after their teams made it to the Superbowl final. The two eventually made a bet that if the Seahawks lost Pratt had to show up at Evans' non-profit housing venture Christopher's Haven, dressed as Star-Lord. Then if the Patriots lost, Evans would have to pay a visit to a Seattle children's hospital dressed as Captain America.
Turns out Nicole Kidman once had a thing for Jimmy Fallon problem is, the funnyman didn't even realise.
First dates are usually pretty awkward, but one way to make them a little worse is to not even tell one of the participants that they're meant to be one a date! That’s kind of what happened when Nicole Kidman went round to Jimmy Fallon’s place over a decade ago, thinking she was on a date with the comedian. Instead it all meant for a hilariously awkward encounter that the actress would later recall while appearing on the ‘Tonight Show’.
Jimmy Fallon appeared to be just not that into Nicole Kidman during their date.
Kidman was sitting on Fallon’s TV sofa to promote her latest movie Paddington, when the topic of conversation turned to the pair’s first and only prior meeting. Kidman encouraged the talk show host to tell his version of the encounter first, where he thought the actress was coming over to discuss a potential movie role.
One Direction and Jerry Seinfeld turned up on NBC's 'The Tonight Show' earlier this week to make for a memorable episode.
Comedian and TV presenter Jimmy Fallon has had a couple of very special guests on ‘The Tonight Show’ in the run-up to Christmas. On Monday he sang an adorable festive song with One Direction before hosting the boyband on his show the following evening.
One Direction sang 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'
In the episode shown on the night before Christmas Eve (Tuesday 23 December), the British hitmakers were guests on the show and Fallon broadcast the clip they had previously recorded, a cover version of ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ performed on classroom instruments and be-decked in some pretty nerdy-looking Christmas jumpers. Enough to induce festive feelings into even the hardest of hearts!
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Sings With One Direction And Chats With Jerry Seinfeld
After just 16 months since the birth of their first child, Jimmy Fallon confirms more good news.
Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon and, of course, his wife Nancy Juvonen as they proudly announce the arrival of their second baby (another daughter!) Frances Cole Fallon. With the child being carried via gestational surrogate, the couple previously kept the impending news secret.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen are parents again
Life is full of nice surprises and 'The Tonight Show' host has certainly shown his spontaneity as he's only now revealed that his second child has been born. The media hadn't had so much of a sniff of baby news since Fallon and Juvonen welcomed Winnie Rose Fallon into the world in July 2013, but it seems they are dead set on developing a large family of their own. Frances Cole made her arrival on Wednesday morning according to a representative of the family.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Surprise Baby News! Second Daughter Is Born Via Surrogate
Bono's packed schedule will have to wait due to his recent injury.
U2 frontman Bono has reportedly injured his arm riding his bicycle around Central Park in New York and is set to undergo surgery for the problem. So says U2’s official website. In a message to their fans, the band (or their PR person, anyway) wrote: "We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!"
Bono will have be off playing for a while.
This puts a spoke in the wheel of their upcoming week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The gigs have been postponed indefinitely.
Continue reading: Bono's Injury Puts The Breaks On U2's "Tonight Show" Residency
The ionic Irish band will perform tracks form their new album 'Songs of Innocence' for five straight nights on the NBC talk show.
In the midst of Metallica being booked to perform for five straight nights on the last week of 'The Late Late Show With Craig Fuerguson,' it seems another late night talk show has caught the music bug as Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' has acquired U2 to perform with his house band, The Roots, for a full week.
U2 will begin their weeklong residency on the chat show on Monday 17th November
On Monday night's (Nov 3rd) episode of the 'Tonight Show,' Fallon told viewers that "U2 are coming back Monday, November 17, for an entire week." It is worth noting that the Irish rock band and Metallica will be performing on the exact same days for the entire week, luckily Fallon and Ferguson are aired on different time slots.
Continue reading: U2 Set For Weeklong Residency On Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'
Paul Reubens has confirmed he will star in a new Pee-Wee Herman, though a director won't be announced till next week.
Paul Reubens confirmed that the Pee-wee Herman movie that's apparently been in some sort of development for about 4 years, may finally be going ahead. Reubens is said to be collaborating with Judd Apatow on the project though he told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that a serious announcement was around a week away.
Paul Reubens says he's reprising his role as Pee Wee Herman in a Judd Apatow-produced movie
"There is going to be one," Reubens said. "And I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it's a week away, I think, from being announced."
Continue reading: Paul Reubens Announces Pee-Wee Herman Movie On 'Tonight Show'
Just when you thought it wasn't possible to love Daniel Radcliffe anymore…
Ever since we first saw him as Harry Potter 13 years ago, we’ve known Daniel Radcliffe was one pretty talented guy. But it turns out that Radcliffe’s talents actually stretch even further than we first thought. Appearing on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Tuesday (October 28th), the 25 year old showed off an unexpected hidden talent, yes it turns out Radcliffe can rap too!
Daniel Radcliffe can rap, who knew
Radcliffe was appearing on Fallon’s sofa to promote his new movie ‘Horns’, in which he plays Ig, an outcast who one day wakes up to find a pair of horns growing from his forehead, giving him special powers.
Former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday (October 19th 2014).
Chat show host and comedian Jay Leno lands the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which comes months after his final retirement from NBC's 'The Tonight Show' earlier this year.
Leno lands top US comedy prize
The accolade is the top comedy award offered in the United States, and it was well-deserved by Leno who has presented TV viewers with endless laughter throughout his 37 year television career. On his receipt of the honour at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Sunday (October 19th 2014), he was praised and made fun of by his comedy peers including Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Chelsea Handler and his 'Tonight Show' successor Jimmy Fallon.
She sang a number of songs from her new album with the help of the show's presenter Jimmy Fallon.
Ahead of the release of her 34th studio album Partners, singing legend Barbra Streisand was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Monday evening’s ‘The Tonight Show’. The entire programme was given over to Streisand as Fallon got the opportunity to duet with her on a number of tracks that appear on the new record.
Barbra Streisand made an ultra-rare chat show appearance to promote Partners, a new album of duets, out Sept 16
Fallon quickly dispensed with his customary monologue at the start of the show, acknowledging that they were a “hot crowd” and finishing off by saying “I know you’re not here for me, you’re here for Barbra”. He then accompanied Streisand on a medley of three tracks from the new album, dressing up as Elvis for ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘The Voice’ judge Blake Shelton for ‘I’d Want It To Be You’ and Michael Bublé for ‘It Had To Be You’.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Special Appearance On 'The Tonight Show'
Jimmy Fallon has been up to his usual mischievous tricks as presenter of the nightly comedy and news show.
Actor and singer Jared Leto was treated to a surprise beard trim when he made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday. Host Jimmy Fallon, in his trademark style, offered the 42 year old star some advice.
Jared Leto came in for a surprise on 'The Tonight Show' [Getty/Theo Wargo]
“I’d take the beard down a notch,” he said. Leto replied “I have been asked to do some resurrections lately”, in reference to his impressive beard and long hair.
Continue reading: Jared Leto Given Surprise Beard Trim On 'The Tonight Show' [Pictures]
'The Tonight Show' host fulfilled a long-held dream by playing against James Bond at the N64 game.
When James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon, he got a little more than he perhaps bargained for when the host challenged him to a game of GoldenEye. And, like the good sport that he is, he accepted.
Pierce Brosnan was challenged to a game of GoldenEye by Jimmy Fallon on air on Tuesday night
Those of you in your late 20s and early 30s will pretty much have grown up playing the Nintendo 64 game, famous for its fantastic multi-player mode as well as its free roaming gameplay and atmospheric solo missions. Released in 1997 by the now-rebranded Rare company, GoldenEye was considered a huge step forward in the development of the first-person shoot ‘em up genre of video games, and influenced the look and playability of games like Halo and Call of Duty.
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan Plays 'GoldenEye' With Jimmy Fallon. Yes, Really.
The 39 year-old actor may have overtaken Jay Leno as the host of the 'Tonight Show,' but being a father "is the most exciting, amazing thing that ever happened" to him.
Jimmy Fallon is certainly on top of his game in this last year.
To kick off 2014, the 39 year-old comedian was bestowed with the task of succeeding Jay Leno as the host of the 'Tonight Show,' and so far he is doing an incredible job.
But arguably the biggest moment in the past year occurred in Fallon's personal life, last summer he became a father for the first time.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Talks "Craziest" Year Ever And Parenthood Being "Exciting"
Jimmy Fallon challenged Tom Cruise to an unusual game, one which no one has ever seen before, entitled 'Face-Breakers' whilst the actor was appearing on the Tonight Show on Thursday (5th June).
"So we'll be throwing footballs at that wall of glass with our faces on it," are words any average person would never think they would say. But not if you're Jimmy Fallon who challenged Tom Cruise, during his Thursday (5th June) night show, to a game of "Face-Breakers".
Tom Cruise played 'Face-Breakers' with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.
A large glass panel was erected in Fallon's Tonight Show studio with separate panels designated for either Cruise or Fallon. The aim of the game was to take turns throwing an American football at the opposing player's face. However, if the air horn sounded it signified a speed round and it was considered, for the duration, a free-for-all. The first person to smash all the glass pieces with his opponent's face on them would be considered the winner.
Meyers will serve up the laughs as this year's Emmy host.
Seth Meyers has been announced as the host of the 2015 Emmy awards this August. This caps off a great year for Meyers, who recently went from head writer for SNL and host of the show’s recurring Weekend Update segment to hosting his own late night show. Meyers took over NBC’s Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, after Fallon moved on to Tonight in the place of Jay Leno. It was a bit like a game of musical chairs over at NBC, but the white male hosts all managed to come out on top.
Seth Meyers is having a very successful year.
The Television academy confirmed Meyers’ appointment on Thursday, in keeping with the tradition of picking the host from the pool at the network, broadcasting the Emmys – in this case, NBC. The network will air the event, arguably the biggest night in television, on Monday, August 25. This schedule means that the Emmys take place in the last week before the new fall television season begins each year. The Emmy ceremony is typically broadcast on a Sunday, but this year, being broadcast on NBC, the Emmys would interfere with the NFL's “Sunday Night Football,” and so the Emmys are being moved to the next available date.
Continue reading: Is Seth Meyers The Right Man For This Year's Emmy Awards?
It's the second time this month that Fallon has parodied Snoop's hit rap track.
Brian Williams has become the latest celebrity to be featured in a comedy sequence on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. The 54 year-old NBC anchor unwittingly starred in the comedian and TV host's mash-up montage of Snoop Dogg's classic rap track, 'Gin and Juice.'
Brian Williams Appears In Another Jimmy Fallon Rap Mash-Up Video.
The Nightly News managing editor was seen "rapping" along to the profane hip hop lyrics in that his many news segments had been spliced, mixed and compiled into a montage to make it look like he was performing a very staid and serious version of the west coast rapper's instantly recognisable ode to mixed alcoholic beverages.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' For Jimmy Fallon [Video]
Kevin Bacon may have appeared in 'Footloose' 30 years ago but he still knows all the moves and showed them off whilst appearing on 'The Tonight Show' on Friday (21st March).
It's been 30 years since 25-year-old Kevin Bacon sporting a white vest and high waisted jeans danced his way across screens throughout the US. Yet Bacon still knows the moves and showed Jimmy Fallon that dancing is never banned whilst appearing on The Tonight Show on Friday (21st March).
Kevin Bacon appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday and relived his Footloose days.
Bacon had previously referenced the occasion on 17th February, 30 years to the day since the release of Footloose by uploading a snap of the film on Instagram. The image is of his character Ren McCormack's iconic high school dance in which he and his classmates finally break free of the no dancing rule.
Continue reading: Kevin Bacon Still Knows 'Footloose' Moves 30 Years On [Video]
The pair serenaded each other on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler guested on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night where they delighted the live audience by performing a ditty together. As the new host enters his second week steering the entertainment show, he welcomed the actors, who were promoting their new rom-com Blended, on to his comfy armchairs.
Adam Sandler Appeared With Drew Barrymore On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'
As Blended will be Drew and Adam's third movie together in which they play lovers, the pair were invited by Jimmy to discuss their onscreen romances through the medium of song. The heavily-pregnant Barrymore and the scruffy-clothed Sandler looked a real pair as they joined the guitar-toting Fallon on stage.
It was the best way to end Fallon's first week on Tonight.
It had to happen. We all knew Fallon and Timberlake’s “History of Rap” had to be a thing on the Tonight Show and now it is! The duo have performed the sketch four times on Late Night and it’s become one of the most beloved segment on the show. So when Fallon went his entire first week on Tonight without doing another round, viewers were getting nervous.
They're back together! History of Rap is still a thing!
That is until the very end of Fallon’s first week on Tonight. Anticipation was in the air as soon as the new Tonight host introduced Timberlake as his guest. One thing was obvious: JF and JT are running out of introductions. At one point in their chat, the two just went silent, gave the audience and the cameras a couple of meaningful looks and launched into… there really is no way to describe what happened afterwards, if you haven’t seen Fallon and Timberlake at it before. Instead, here’s the video.
Continue reading: Fallon And Timberlake Bring "History Of Rap" Out Of Retirement
Timberlake's apology was emphatic
Justin Timberlake was moved to issue an emphatic apology to Buffalo as a whole following the delay of his show, which was previously scheduled for Saturday next week.
Justin Timberlake was full of contrition for Buffalo
The delay came about due to "health reasons" forcing Timberlake to rescheduled Wednesday's show at Madison Square Garden for Friday night, meaning a trip to Buffalo, including stripping down and rebuilding the set there, wasn’t viable.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo A Heartfelt Apology
So The Tonight Show has Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Kimmel can trump that with the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer.
With a new competitor in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel is pulling out all the stops. Last week it was the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover and on Tuesday, the host unveiled the first full trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A newly buffed up Chris Pratt, fresh off his Lego Movie success, was on hand to introduce the trailer for GotG, in which he also stars. Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s latest venture, which is going to lead into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As Fallon's rival late night host, Kimmel has had to pull out all the stops lately.
Guardians of the Galaxy follows the adventures of Peter Quill (Pratt), a not entirely law-abiding traveler, who finds himself on the wrong end of a galactic bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To save his skin, Peter is forced into a shaky truce with a quartet of misfits. His survival plan quickly turns into a defense mission, when Peter discovers the power of the orb and the threat it poses to the universe, if it falls into the wrong hands.
The Tonight Show's new host did a hilarious 'Hip Hop Dance Evolution' during his debut.
Jimmy Fallon has exploded into his new hosting role on The Tonight Show, replacing the former host of two decades, Jay Leno. If Fallon was feeling nervous, he wasn't showing any signs as he leapt headfirst into his new job, performing a skit alongside Will Smith called "The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing."
Jimmy Fallon Has Thrown Himself Into 'The Tonight Show' With Gusto.
Fallon appeared onstage wearing a decidedly nineties shirt, denim dungarees and swinging silver chain and heavy timberland-style boots. A funky beat began playing and Will Smith strutted out in practically identical garb. The pair high-fived and kicked off with their first move, the cabbage patch, to excited hollering from the crowd.
If you were watching anything else last night... why?
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon’s first ever Tonight broadcast, live from New York, finally happened, capping off months of promotion. Now it’s time for a rundown.
Fallon’s opening monologue was full of nostalgic reminiscence, peppered with the occasional self-deprecating joke here and there. "This is the first Tonight Show broadcast from New York in over 40 years. I'm Jimmy Fallon and I'll be your host...for now," he quipped. Fallon even took a moment to introduce himself “for those watching for the first time.” "I'm 39 years old, I live in New York City with my beautiful wife Nancy and my six-month old daughter Winnie. I love her so much. She's the best thing that ever happened to me," he gushed.
Fallon worked it as the new host.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Makes Unforgettable Tonight Show Debut
What exactly are the big changes Fallon's bringing to "Tonight"?
Tonight, February 17, 2014, Jimmy Fallon will host The Tonight Show for the first time. Hopefully you read that in your most epic inner voice, with a bit of echo – it is a momentous occasion, after all. Fallon has been teasing his move for months now, but both he and his predecessor Jay Leno have kept mum on how exactly the new Tonight will be different. Ahead of tonight’s premiere, we take a look at Fallon’s hosting style and the top five things that are bound to change under his rule.
It's the dawn of a new era for Tonight.
It's time to get excited. Jimmy Fallon certainly is.
Jimmy Fallon. The Tonight Show. New York. These three things sound like a great combination, but we won’t know for sure until Fallon actually takes over from Jay Leno this Monday. At T minus one day to go to the big premiere, the host has been doing the obligatory press rounds, including a guest article on the New York Daily News, in the style of his thank you cards, which became a staple of The Late Show (Fallon's previous home).
Fallon is a New Yorker, through and through and that will mean some changes for the show.
In the heartfelt open letter, Fallon pays tribute to the masters. He thanks the previous hosts of The Tonight Show - Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno – not forgetting stars of late night television from other shows – like David Letterman, Ernie Kovacs and SNL’s Lorne Michaels. And he does have a lot to be thankful for – after all, Fallon’s career found its roots in his early days at SNL.
You can take Meyers out of SNL, but you can't take SNL out of the host.
NBC stars definitely like to keep it in the family. So when it came time for Seth Meyers to pick someone to lead the band on his newly acquired show Late Night (previously hosted by Jimmy Fallon, who has moved on to The Tonight Show), Meyers picked a familiar face. According to TV Guide, he tapped former SNL co-star Fred Armisen, who has plenty of musical experience alongside his comedy work.
Armisen obviously has the experience Meyers needs, just look at this picture of him holding a guiter.
Before going into comedy, Armisen played drums in the punk rock band Trenchmouth and in the Blue Man group back in the 1990s. He also often played musical instruments during sketches on SNL. Armisen, who left SNL last year, is currently starring in and executive producing his IFC comedy series Portlandia, alongside co-star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein. However, Meyers mentioned this in the announcement and it sounds like the comedian’s new commitment won’t interfere with his Portlandia duties (thankfully).
Jimmy Fallon gave fans a special thank you as he signed off, with the help of The Muppets, from his last ever 'Late Night' episode.
The clearly emotional 39 year-old, who is taking over from the departing Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show', said his farewells with a little help from The Muppets.
Fallon's last ever 'Late Show' began with a lively performance of 'On a Night Like This' with Buckwheat Zydeco and house band The Roots.
The 'Two and a Half Men' actors experience a little rivalry.
Charlie Sheen has apologised to his Two and a Half Men successor Ashton Kutcher after Kutcher said he was fed up of his performance being criticised by Sheen. The 36 year-old Jobs star said on Jimmy Fallon Live! earlier this week that Sheen needed to get over not being on the sitcom any more.
An Exasperated Ashton Kutcher Told Charlie Sheen To Lay Off On The Criticism.
Though Kutcher said he felt like he was on the show, the actor issues a direct plea to Sheen on the show, Kutcher said: "Dude, shut the f*** up! Seriously, like, enough already. Like it's like three years later and you're still blowing me up on Twitter. Like come on dude, really?"
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Vs. Charlie Sheen: Will It Ever Come To Blows?
The 'Gravity' actress became emotional on Jay's penultimate show.
Sandra Bullock has expressed her sincere gratitude towards Jay Leno for his long-standing support over the years, even when she may not have necessarily deserved it. The outgoing host of The Tonight Show welcomed the Gravity actress for the penultimate episode of his talkshow before comedian Jimmy Fallon takes over hosting responsibilities.
Actress Sandra Bullock Has Expressed Her Gratitude Towards Jay Leno.
"When I saw you in Wrestling Earnest Hemingway, I looked at you the way I looks at my wife for the first time," Leno said. "You just popped and I went 'Oh my God, this person's going to be a big star' and it all came true," the sweet host added. Then it was Bullock's opportunity to say nice things in return, which came from the heart if her tears of emotion were anything to judge by.
Continue reading: Sandra Bullock Says Goodbye To Jay Leno In Tearful Homage [Video]
Will Smith will join U2 as the show airs with new host Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon takes over Leno on the re-vamped show
The former 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' host was announced to replace Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' last year, with his own show being taken over by 'Saturday Night Live' star Seth Meyers on February 24th 2014. 'I Am Legend' actor Will Smith will be Fallon's first guest on his new show, no doubt discussing his several upcoming movie projects including comedy 'Focus' .
Leno isn't resting on his laurels before he leaves the Tonight Show this January.
As Jay Leno’s reign over the Tonight Show comes to an end and Jimmy Fallon’s is just about to begin, the first and final guests have been announced. Basically, both hosts are going to make their first/last nights memorable with an A-list roster of guests. Here's the roundup, courtesy of TV Guide.
Fallon will take the torch from his predecessor on February 17.
Leno’s victory lap will include Betty White on Monday, February 3rd followed by Leno’s successor, Jimmy Fallon. Maybe that will ease the transition. Matthew McConaughey, on a break from his current awards show tour, will pop by on Tuesday. That night will feature a couple of seasoned Tonight Show vets – Charles Barkley will make it his 23rd Tonight appearance, and Lyle Lovett will perform on the show for the 17th time. Sounds like nostalgia will rule the night.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Succeding Jay Leno On "Tonight" With A-List Line-Up
Jimmy Fallon has already revealed the first guests for his February 17th debut show, and says it is "surreal and an honor" to take over from Jay Leno.
Jimmy Fallon will be taking over the hosting duties of 'The Tonight Show', on February 17th, from Jay Leno who has been the show's host for the past twenty years. The 39 year-old already revealed his first guests for his debut show, this past Sunday (Jan 19th), during his winter Television Critics Association press tour segment.
Fallon will be taking over from Jay Leno
Will Smith will be the first to be interviewed by Fallon to discuss the upcoming Warner Bros. rom-com 'Focus'.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Talks Taking Over Process And First 'Tonight Show' Guests
Fallon will become the latest in a long-line of 'Tonight Show' hosts in February
Jimmy Fallon's reign as host of Late Night has come to a timely finish and after the comic aired the compilation special The Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Sunday, 5 December, night it was very much the beginning of the end. Not to worry though, as the final bow from Fallon on the Late Show came with a friendly reminder that Fallon will be back in even bigger shoes to walk in very soon.
Fallon seems like the best man for the job
As the trailer (watch below) points out, Fallon is moving on to continue 60 years of television tradition when he replaces Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show next month, and the trailer doesn't toy around with how important the gig is for Fallon. Featuring clips of every Tonight Show host to fall before him, from Jack Paar, Carnac the Magnificent (and Johnny Carson in normal attire), a very young Jay Leno, Steve Allen and even Conan O'Brien, the emphasis on what Fallon faces isn't sugarcoated. After all, we don't want another Conan-fiasco again do we?
The promos are here! It's happening!
Are you counting down the days until Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake host/guest on Saturday Night Live? Of course you are. We all are. Only three days left. Despite Fallon being an SNL alumn himself, he wasn’t spared from having to brave the NY cold and record some promos for the Dec 21 event alongside Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon. And we’re glad for that, because, predictably, Fallon’s promos are pretty hilarious.
Brace yourselves, the SNL show you didn't even know you needed is almost here.
And, uh, we hate to break it to you... but JT won’t be there, because of a cancelled flight. Nah, of course he’ll be there, but they did give us a start with that particular joke. Though Fallon and Thompson would be forgiven, since they were apparently forced to stand in the snow (or pigeon droppings, as Jimmy joked in true NY style) for hours to film those promos.
Jimmy Fallon allowed Harrison Ford to pierce his ear so they could wear matching earrings!
Ford was promoting his new film 'Ender's Game' on the show but things took a different turn when the host let the iconic actor pierce his ear.
Fallon actually asked for this to be done by the 71 year-old but before Ford conducted the piercing, he put on a white lab coat, blue rubber gloves and downed a shot of tequila.
Continue reading: Harrison Ford Pierces Jimmy Fallon's Ear On 'Late Night' Show
The 'Argo' actor laughs off the criticism... and learns not to scroll to the comments section.
Ben Affleck has finally responded to the backlash and online petition against him being the next Batman in the 2015 Zack Snyder face-off with Henry Cavill's Superman. As the petition's signatures crept past 90,000, the actor could not pretend he was unaware of the furore any longer. It was time for the Oscar-winning director to address the online tirades and bad feeling towards him.
See: It's All In His Stride.
Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (16th Sept), Affleck was given a platform to air his views on the tidal wave of hatred he was hit with. He revealed how he was given stern advice by Warner Bros., who told him: "don't use the internet for a few days."
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Takes Batman Rejection In His "Big Boy" Stride
Justin Timberlake is nowhere near ready to wind down after an already hectic year!
When Justin Timberlake publicly announced his return to music in January, we had no idea how spectacular a re-entrance it would be. The star has well and truly left no stone unturned in making sure that everybody knows he's bringing sexy back!
Suit & Tie Promo Shot
He abandoned his music career in 2007 after releasing his multi-platinum second album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', his last single being US top 10 'Summer Love'. He made several guest appearances on other artists' tracks such as Madonna's 2008 hit '4 Minutes' and Jamie Foxx's 'Winner' in 2010, but generally he's been focused on his acting career appearing in the likes of Academy Award winning Facebook flick 'The Social Network' and romcom 'Friends with Benefits' opposite Mila Kunis, as well as voicing the character of Arthur Pendragon in 'Shrek The Third'.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake: The Biggest Comeback Of 2013?
The '30 Rock' actress and comedian will be the new season's first guest host.
Tina Fey will host the Saturday Night Live season premiere episode on 28th September, it has been announced by NBC, via the NY Times. She will be joined by Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire who will appear in the show performing some of their music.
Tina Fey To Host SNL For A Fourth Time.
Fey is just one of three high profile guest hosts for the upcoming 39th season that NBC have planned, with Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis taking the hosting responsibilities in the second and third episodes respectively. During Bruce Willis' third week on 12th October, 'California Gurls' pop star Katy Perry will join the Die Hard actor.
The SNL star married his long-time lover in a romantic island ceremony.
Seth Meyers and his long term girlfriend Alexi Ashe have finally tied the knot in a star-packed wedding on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Seth & Alexi Married On Martha's Vineyard.
Celebrities loaded off the ferry as A-lister like Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon and Kenan Thompson flooded on to the island to help SNL star Seth and Alexi celebrate their marriage and give Vineyardites a thrill as some of television's biggest stars rocked up in their gladrags.
Continue reading: Seth Meyers Marries Alexi Ashe In Martha's Vineyard Labor Day Wedding
Two weeks after announcing the birth of his daughter, the late night chat show host has revealed that he used a surrogate to start a family
Jimmy Fallon became a dad for the first time last month, when he and wife Nancy welcomed their daughter Winnie Rose to the world. This week, the late night talk show host has revealed that he and his wife had used a surrogate to help them start a family. In an interview with NBC's Today, the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon said that the pair hadn't planned on keeping the surrogacy a secret, they just wanted to reveal the news in their own time.
Jimmy and his wife, Nancy, became parent last month
"It wasn’t really a secret, but my wife and I had been trying for awhile to have a baby. We’ve tried a bunch of different things, so we had a surrogate,” he said in his interview. Having faced pregnancy troubles in the past, Fallon also said that the pair wanted to keep the birth to themselves and close friends and family, wanting to keep the pregnancy to themselves, until they felt ready to share the good news. He continued, “This time we just said we’re not going to tell anybody, it’d be just more fun if it’s just private between me and my wife and then we get to introduce her to everybody.”
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Reveals That Daughter Was Born Via Surrogate
It's probably the best version of the song so far.
Love it or hate it, Blurred Lines is definitely the catchiest summer tune that’s come out in a while – and yet Fallon managed to make it catchier. Robin Thicke is the just the latest artist, whose music has received the Fallon treatment. The Fallon treatment in this case being a cover by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, using kiddie instruments.
This video exists. Discuss.
Last year it was Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe (we may or may not still hum that one in private), but seeing grown men play metal blocks, metal spoons, a tiny xylophone and… some sort of musical banana thing really never gets old. Sidenote: the name of that toy is still a mystery, so let’s go with “shaky banana” for the time being. Oh and Black Thought rapping into a colorful maraca? Priceless.
Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy have welcomed a baby girl into the world in the same week as a host of other celebrity childbirths, including the royal baby.
The world is in a state of baby mania! First Prince Wills and Kate’s son, then Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s little girl and now Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy’s daughter all within a few days. As the world wakes up, the fresh celebrity infant cries every morning, new lives in the glare of media spotlight are embarked on as famous parents pop babies out left, right and centre.
Jimmy Fallon & Wife Nancy Welcome A Little Girl Into Their Lives.
Late Night host Jimmy Fallon and his wife are first time parents, after Nancy gave birth to a healthy baby girl on the morning of Tuesday (23rd July). Fallon’s rep confirmed the birth, as reported by US Weekly, with no name announced yet.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon & Wife Have Baby Girl In A Special Week Of Childbirth
Kings of Leon make their return with 'Supersoaker.'
Kings Of Leon have released 'Supersoaker,' the first single from their forthcoming album Mechanical Bull. The soulful effort features the band's signature anthemic guitar bursts and Caleb Followill's scowling vocals. All in all, it's pretty standard fare from the Nashville four-piece and it suggests more of the same for the band's sixth LP.
The Michael J. Fox show will welcome Chris Christie in the fall.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is to appear on Michael J Fox's eponymous new sitcom, following his numerous late-night TV appearances, including Saturday Night Live. Christie's office confirmed reports that the Republican politician will make a cameo on an episode sometime this fall, though NBC is yet to announce the air date of the episode, according to Zap2it.com.
The Michael J. Fox Show is an anticipated sitcom set for later this year on which the legendary actor plays a sports-caster with Parkinson's disease who returns to work. Clearly, the show is partly based on Fox's real-life.
There is no word yet on what Christie will do on the show as himself, though seen as though he's running for second term as governor on November 5, it may well have a political aspect to it. There's been plenty of buzz about The Michael J. Fox Show and should it pass the critical test, it should be a stroke of genius for Christie and his team - in terms of a re-election.
Date of birth
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